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Women's Media Center Live to feature IWS Director

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 4:41pm

The UGA Institute for Women’s Studies director, Dr. Juanita Johnson-Bailey, will make a guest appearance this weekend on Women’s Media Center Live, a weekly talk radio hour on CBS radio hosted by political activist and author Robin Morgan.  

Johnson-Bailey’s appearance will air June 7 at 11 a.m. You can listen here as it happens or any time after the air date.   Johnson-Bailey holds the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship and she is a professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at The University of Georgia. Her research examines how gender and race impacts education and learning.

Her book, Sistahs in College: Making a Way Out of No Way (Krieger Press, 2001), received the Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education and the Sadie T. Mossell Alexander Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Black Women’s Studies. She is also the co-editor of Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women’s Lives (Henry Holt, 1998), and the Handbook of Race in Adult Education (Jossey-Bass, 2010).

Johnson-Bailey has an exciting opportunity to join the ranks of other gender studies experts and advocates. The Women’s Media Center, founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, aims to make women visible and powerful in media.

Women’s Media Center Live has featured a wide range of topics concerning women in the world.  Most recently, the show centered discussions around the firing of New York Times’ first female Executive Editor Jill Abramson and the mass abduction of Nigerian girls into slavery. Johnson-Bailey joins the ranks of past guests such as Sheryl Sandberg, Lily Tomlin and Kate Clinton, just to name a few. Congratulations to Johnson-Bailey on being invited to the table and making UGA’s Women’s Studies program known to a larger audience.

Photo: Juanita Johnson-Bailey, courtesy of UGA Photographic Services.

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